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Press Two: Setup Your Widgets

Access the widget page under  Appearance → Widgets

On the Widget page you will see a number of panels that you can expand on the right.

  • Slider
  • Home Page
  • Sidebar
  • Footer

Each widget area specific to your theme has been color coded to make setup easy. Simply drag the widgets you need into the corresponding panels. At the top of the page you will find a yellow ribbon containing a handy “Click Here” link, which will display the recommended widget setup in case you get lost.

Below is an explanation of each widget and how to configure it.

Slider Panel

This panel accomodates the blue (Obox) Slider widget.

(Obox) Slider

The Slider is a category driven widget, designed to be located at the top of your home page, and is recommended to either display slider posts or latest videos from a specific category.

  1. Select a post type from the Display menu and click Save
  2. Select a Category or leave All selected and click Save
  3. Select the number of slides from the Post Count menu
  4. Select whether to show Post Thumbnails or Videos in the Thumbnails menu.
    • When your content contains a mixture of oEmbed videos, posts with featured images and normal video posts, choose Post Feature Image. Videos will appear automatically if no image is found in the post.
    • oEmbed posts will show a thumbnail automatically if you choose Post Feature Image.
  5. Select whether to show or hide the Slider Dots.
  6. Set an Auto-slide interval or enter 0 for no auto-slide.
    • If you enter an auto-slide interval, the slider arrows will be hidden
  7. Click Save

Home Page Widgets

The Home Page Widget area can contain any full-width Obox(orange ) widgets

(Obox) Four Column & Two Column Widgets

This widget will display your videos or post thumbnails in a 4 or2 -column style.

Thiese widgets can be used as many times as you want on the Home page or in a Widgetized page template panel. Be careful of placing too many as this may affect the load time of your site and the success rate of oEmbed connections. We recommend a maximum 24 posts in any configuration.

  1. Select a post type from the Display menu and click Save
  2. Select a Category or leave All selected and click Save
  3. Select the number of slides from the Post Count menu
  4. Select whether to show Post Thumbnails or Videos in the Thumbnails menu.
    • When your content contains a mixture of oEmbed videos, posts with featured images and normal video posts, choose Post Feature Image. Videos will appear automatically if no image is found in the post.
    • oEmbed posts will show a thumbnail automatically if you choose Post Feature Image.
  5. Check Show Images/Video to display images. If unchecked, only the title and excerpt will appear.
  6. Check Show Excerpts to display a post excerpt and enter a Content Length(between 90 and 220 characters is recommended)
  7. Click Save

(Obox) Quotes

This widget is a specially formatted text widget that will display the content of your Quotes post types. Quotes are explained in more detail in the Quotes article.

Sidebar & Footer

The sidebar accepts any single-column Obox (purple) widgets  or standard WordPress (gray) widgets. Below are details on configuring Obox widgets. For help with default widgets, visit the WordPress Codex

(Obox) Twitter Stream

Display a simple feed of your latest Tweets.

  1. Enter a title such as “Follow Me on Twitter”. This title will link to your profile.
  2. Enter your Twitter ID without the @
  3. Select the number of Tweets to show.
  4. Select whether to display Replies/ Retweets
  5. Click Save

(Obox) Comments

Display the latest comments with a short excerpt and link to the post. This differs from the default WordPress widget in how it displays the information.

(Obox) Popular Posts

Display a list of links to your most popular posts based on the number of comments they have received. This widget draws from regular Posts only.

(Obox) Social Links

Displays icons linking to your social profiles. Enter the full URLs to your social profiles here.  For the email field, enter your email address. For RSS, enter your RSS Feed Url or Feedburner URL.

(Obox) Search

Provides a styled search field.

(Obox) 125 x 125 Adverts

Displays any small adverts added using the Advert Manager

(Obox) Large Adverts

Displays any large adverts added using the Advert Manager

(Obox) Videos (Sidebar Thumbnails)

Displays featured images or videos from the selected post category in a sidebar-sized slider


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